Fifth Grade Programme of Inquiry

Who We Are

Central Idea:
Our experiences have similarities and differences to people from older generations.

Lines of Inquiry:
-The origin and members of our families
-Changes in daily life over time
-Stories, toys, and games our elders enjoyed -Similarities and differences in aspects of daily life

Where We Are In Place and Time

Central Idea:
Throughout time people have expanded their understanding of the world through exploration.

Lines of Inquiry:
-Changes in exploration over time
-The impact of exploration on people and the environment
-Motivations for exploration
-Characteristics of explorers

How We Express Ourselves

Central Idea:

People express their culture through a variety of artistic forms.

Lines of Inquiry:
-Culture
-Expressions of culture
-Similarities and differences in cultural expression

How the World Works

Central Idea:

Earth's surface is constantly changing.

Lines of Inquiry:
-The difference components of the Earth are interrelated
-The Earth has changed and is continuing to change
-The Earth changes
-Humans impact changes in the Earth

How We Organize Ourselves

Central Idea:
Communities, small and large, have organizational systems that help them function.

Lines of Inquiry:
-The structure, functions, and purposes of government
-Role of the citizen in his or her government
-The roles that money play in a market economy
-Taxation

Sharing the Planet

Central Idea:

To be determined for the PYP Exhibition

Lines of Inquiry:

To be determined for the PYP Exhibition



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